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Westchester County Fraud Lawyer
Experienced Representation for Fraud Charges in New York
At Riebling & Payton, PLLC, we understand that facing fraud charges can be an overwhelming experience. Our experienced team of legal professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal guidance and robust representation to Westchester County individuals facing fraud allegations. With our in-depth knowledge of New York's laws and extensive courtroom experience, we are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of fraud cases.
What is Fraud?
Fraud is a serious white-collar crime that involves intentional deception or misrepresentation to gain an unfair advantage or financial gain. It covers many actions, from falsifying documents and financial statements to embezzlement, identity theft, and securities fraud. Fraud involves intentionally deceiving another party to secure a benefit, often at the victim's expense.
Fraudulent activities can occur in various contexts, including business transactions, financial arrangements, real estate dealings, healthcare, etc. Due to its diverse nature, fraud cases can be complex, requiring a thorough understanding of state and federal laws.
What are the Penalties for Fraud in New York?
New York takes fraud offenses seriously and imposes severe penalties upon conviction. Penalties for fraud convictions may include fines, restitution to victims, and imprisonment. The severity of these penalties often depends on the specific type of fraud committed, the amount of financial harm inflicted, and the defendant's criminal history.
Defenses Against Fraud Charges
When facing fraud charges, it is crucial to have skilled legal representation that can build a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific case. At Riebling & Payton, PLLC, our Westchester County fraud lawyers employ a comprehensive approach to defend against fraud allegations:
- Lack of Intent: Proving fraud requires demonstrating that the accused intended to deceive or misrepresent facts. If we can establish that there was no intent to commit fraud, it can significantly weaken the prosecution's case.
- Mistaken Identity: In cases of identity theft or mistaken identity, we can work to demonstrate that you were not the person responsible for the fraudulent activity.
- Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence and demonstrating its insufficiency can result in reduced charges or even dismissal.
- Procedural Violations: If your rights were violated during the investigation or arrest process, we could seek to suppress evidence or dismiss charges based on procedural grounds.
- Duress or Coercion: If you engaged in fraudulent activities under duress or coercion, we can build a defense around these circumstances.
Contact Our Westchester County Fraud Attorney Today
Navigating fraud charges can be intimidating, but you don't have to face it alone. Riebling & Payton, PLLC, is committed to providing you with the skilled legal representation you need. Our Westchester County fraud lawyers possess the knowledge, experience, and dedication to protect your rights and pursue the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact Riebling & Payton, PLLC, today to schedule a FREE consultation with our fraud lawyer in Westchester County!